Farm Report April 22: Nevin Healthy, Physically and Statistically
Tyler Nevin is healthy, and so is his production.
The son of former big-leaguer Phil Nevin was the 38th player taken in the 2015 draft, and battled injuries the last two seasons. Limited to one at-bat in 2016, he did get back on the field in the second half last year, and started to open eyes at Low-A Asheville.
He has built off that at High-A Lancaster this year. Nevin went 3-for-4 with two doubles in the Jethawks 7-4 victory at Inland Empire on Saturday, raising his season average to .339. What is more impressive is the right-handed-hitting Nevin is hitting .333 against right-handed pitchers, and .357 against left-handed pitchers.
In Saturday's Games
AAA Albuquerque (7-10) lost 8-6 at Sale Lake City. Mat Flemer (1-1, 10.80) allowed eight runs in five innings, giving up four home runs. Josh Fuentes went 3-for-4 with a three-run home run, extending his hitting streak to 14 games. Daniel Castro singled to extend his streak to a minor-league best 15 games.
AA Hartford (6-9) won 5-1 against Harrisburg, it's sixth win in nine games. Peter Lambert (1-1) pitched seven shutout innings, giving up six hits and striking out seven without issuing a walk. The Rockies' No. 2 draft choice in 2015 threw 66 strikes out of 97 pitches. Matt Pierpoint earned his Eastern League-leading fifth save with a game-ending, bases-loaded strikeout.
High A Lancaster (8-9) won 7-4 at Inland Empire. Matt Dennis (1-3) allowed two runs, one earned, in 6 1/3 innings. In addition to the big night from Nevin, Forrest Wall ran his hitting streak to seven games with an RBI-double.
A Asheville (3-13) lost 13-2 at West Virginia, it's fifth in a row on the road. The Tourists were victims of a seven-run West Virginia eighth-inning, and four-run third. Antonio Santos (0-3, 5.01) struck out nine in six innings, but suffered the loss.